29 Oct Voltea Opens Robotic Production Facility in the U.S.
Voltea Opens Robotic Production Facility in the U.S.
Dallas, TX, October 31, 2016- Authored by Heather Leighow
Voltea, the world’s leader in electro-desalination with its Membrane Capacitive Deionization (CapDI©) solution, is expanding its global footprint by opening an advanced manufacturing, robotic production facility in Dallas, TX. In addition to automated, robotic manufacturing of its patented CapDI modules, Voltea will use this facility to further expand its physical presence in North America by growing the global field services and sales teams in the region.
Voltea has acquired an automated production robot for the purpose of manufacturing our patented CapDI module stacks. This robot enables a faster, more efficient way of building the internal components of our modules with improved quality and faster production throughput. “Voltea’s global commercial growth has outpaced our ability to manufacture CapDI modules using traditional manual assembly methods. We acquired a custom-built robotic assembly asset which increases our production capacity while also improving product quality,” said Voltea’s CEO, L. Bryan Brister.
Due to commercial growth of our CapDI technology in the North American market, opening a US-based facility has been a crucial need for sales, service, and training purposes. Voltea’s Global Field Services Leader, Josh Summers, commented, “The Dallas facility will expand the capabilities of the service team on the American continent, in addition to being a valuable resource for the local training and support of resellers. The technology demonstration and FAT of equipment for customers will be an important feature of this new facility as well.”
Sr. Vice President for Global Business Development, Carlos Camero, also noted, “The pipeline of existing and potential customers in North America is growing fast, which demands that we expand our sales team in the region to support that commercial growth.”
While robotic manufacturing increases throughput and improves quality, regionally based sales and service teams benefit customers by providing fast response times. Voltea continues to remain focused on making our technology more accessible and robust on a global level.
Voltea has been delivering electrochemical water-conditioning equipment to institutional, commercial and industrial customers for over 9 years. Voltea’s CapDI© systems remove dissolved salts from water using electricity at a lower economic and environmental cost than any other available technology. Voltea was recognized as one of the 21 Technology Pioneers 2013 at the World Economic Forum, listed in the 2011 Global Cleantech 100 and won the best new technology award at the 2010 Global Water Summit.